Metoclopram is designed to treat certain stomach and intestinal disorders. Most commonly, it is used to treat severe heartburn when other medications are not effective.
It is also used to treat patients to who trouble emptying their stomach due to diabetes and other medical problems, according to WebMD. The medication is available by a prescription and it works by blocking dopamine in the body. The exact dosage depends on the condition it is prescribed for and the exact person. Some doctors prescribe the medication to combat nausea in patients suffering from cancer or seeking chemotherapy treatment for certain types of cancer.